NATO Local: South Beach, Blyth

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    Terrain: Dunes. Full leg protection advised – sharp vegetation.

    Travel: From the south: A193 along the coast. At the dual carriageway take the right lane and roundabout third exit (signed P Beach).
    From other directions: From Spine Road (A189) follow A1061 to its end at South Beach roundabout, where forward (signed P Beach).
    In both cases after the crossing lights, turn right into the car park and drive as far as possible to its end.
    Bus: 308 (Arriva) (to South Beach)/ 309 (GoNE) (to Rotary Way) Newcastle – Blyth both via Whitley Bay.
    X7 (Arriva) or X8 (Arriva) Newcastle – Blyth via S. Gosforth (to Rotary Way).

    Parking: Free Public Car Park (Mermaid Car Park) off the A193 at South Beach, Blyth NE24 3PQ Streetmap
    This car park can get busy in good weather. Alternatives are: travel south along A193, turn into the long Ranch Car Park, turn left and drive as close to the farm as possible. (1 km. to registration along the cycleway/footpath.) or seek considerate parking in South Beach estate off A1061.

    Entry: Online Pre entry only via SiEntries. Entries open xxx and close Sunday 10th July.
    Seniors (M/W21+): £7.00  Juniors (M/W20-): £2.00
    Limited entry on the day for Yellow & Orange only subject to map availability.

    Registration/Enquiries/Download: At the south end of the car park.
    Start: A short walk from registration. 10:30 a.m. until 12:00 noon. Courses close 2:00 p.m.

    Punching: SPORTident electronic for start/finish only. Pin punches and standard kites around the course. Carry a control card.

    Courses: White, Yellow, Orange, Light Green, Short Green, Green and Blue


    Dogs: Under close control.

    Facilities: Coffee, Ices, Fish & Chips, Greggs, Coop, Toilets. Blyth Battery historical site.
    Organiser: Patrick Smyth
    Planner: Gwenda Cavill
    Controller: George Hare

    Safety: Orienteering is an adventure sport. Risks have been assessed and mitigated as far as possible. Do take care of yourself nonetheless. Be aware of other users of the area and of moving vehicles in the car park. Please bring your own requirement of water.